By Andrew Osmond. Many anime movies are set in fantastical worlds, many in the real one. Recently, anime movies that aren’t franchise spinoffs have leaned towards real-world settings, contemporary or near-contemporary, from A Silent Voice to Genocidal Organ. But what’s more unusual is to find a film leaping freely between reality and fantasy, like Napping […]
By Jasper Sharp. The world’s favourite movie monster returns to British screens this August in Shin Godzilla, which sees Japan’s legendary fire-breathing lizard once more rising from the cold blue depths of the Pacific to lay waste to huge swathes of Tokyo. Released in July of last year, Toho’s latest reboot of a franchise that […]
We’re just weeks away from Napping Princess, the new film directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), coming to cinemas in UK & Ireland! It arrives on 16th August. If you haven’t already you can book tickets for this right now at http://nappingprincessmovie.co.uk As some of you may have noticed, there are listings […]
by Jeremy Clarke. Pulse aka Kairo (2001) has long been considered one of the key J-Horror films of the last generation, along with Ring (1998) and The Grudge (2002). It remains one of the two films for which director Kiyoshi Kurosawa is most highly regarded, along with his earlier Cure (1997).
By Jasper Sharp. Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) is a self-employed metal worker who welcomes his acquaintance Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano) into his family when he appears at his workshop one day. The consequences, however, are disastrous. Soft-spoken, polite and immaculately turned out in crisp white shirt and black trousers, Yasaka is the very model of respectability, although […]